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Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen

Keynote Speaker: Writer & Illustrator of Children's Picture Books; Illustrator of the "Mercy Watson" Series by Kate DiCamillo

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Chris Van Dusen Biography

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of "The Circus Ship" and the illustrator of the best-selling "Mercy Watson" books by Kate DiCamillo.

After high school, he studied fine art at The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and graduated with a BFA in 1982. Eventually he started drawing cartoons and illustrations for a magazine and his career as an illustrator was born.

For more than ten years he worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in art for kids. Van Dusen was doing mostly editorial work and his illustrations appeared in magazines like Nickelodeon, Family Fun and Disney Adventures.

One day he started thinking about drawing a picture of a boat stuck high up in a tree. At the same time, a refrain kept running through his head - “Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee/ Hopped in the car and drove down to the sea”. The combination of these two things eventually became Van Dusen's first book, “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee” which was published in 2000. He's been busy writing and illustrating children’s books ever since.

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Chris Van Dusen Videos

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen: 2017 National Book Festival
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What topics does Chris Van Dusen speak about?

Chris Van Dusen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Family & Parenting and Art.

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Chris Van Dusen generally travels from Maine, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Chris Van Dusen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Family & Parenting and Art. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Van Dusen for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Chris Van Dusen generally travels from Maine, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Numeroff, Duncan Tonatiuh and Peter Catalanotto. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Van Dusen for an upcoming event.

Chris Van Dusen Videos

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen: 2017 National Book Festival
Five Questions (Plus One!) with Chris Van Dusen
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